Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 249 229 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.20% 13.33% 13.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.78% 33.33% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 147 181
Bristol median daily rate £395 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £273 £308 £260
90th Percentile £478 £480 £463
South West median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate £37.75 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.39% - -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +36.36% +5.60%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 836 687 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 44.30% 39.99% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 447 444
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £514 £513 £479
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 25
Bristol median hourly rate £40.75 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +7.59% +9.12%
10th Percentile £31.88 £25.15 £28.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.65 £48.90
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +12.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Bristol

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL.

1 102 (40.96%) Finance
2 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (35.34%) C#
3 81 (32.53%) SQL Server
4 65 (26.10%) .NET
5 54 (21.69%) Oracle
5 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
6 49 (19.68%) Microsoft
7 48 (19.28%) HTML
8 44 (17.67%) CSS
9 43 (17.27%) Test Automation
10 42 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 41 (16.47%) Git (software)
12 37 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (14.46%) Scrum
13 36 (14.46%) XML
14 34 (13.65%) Data Warehouse
15 32 (12.85%) T-SQL
16 31 (12.45%) ASP.NET
17 30 (12.05%) MVC
17 30 (12.05%) Banking
18 29 (11.65%) Microsoft Excel
18 29 (11.65%) SpecFlow
19 28 (11.24%) Selenium
19 28 (11.24%) Unit Testing
19 28 (11.24%) Data Modelling
19 28 (11.24%) .NET Framework
20 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.62%) Confluence
2 9 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (3.61%) SAS
2 9 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.21%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.41%) IIS
4 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.20%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.40%) Kentico
8 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (11.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) SPSS
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Maximo
2 2 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.22%) npm
2 13 (5.22%) NuGet
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.22%) HTTP
2 3 (1.20%) Firewall
3 2 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) SAN
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 41 (16.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (13.65%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (9.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.82%) Hadoop
5 12 (4.82%) Power BI
5 12 (4.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (4.42%) Star Schema
7 10 (4.02%) Big Data
7 10 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.61%) DB2
8 9 (3.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.61%) MS Access
8 9 (3.61%) OLAP
8 9 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (3.21%) Apache Hive
9 8 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (3.21%) OLAP Cube
10 7 (2.81%) Base SAS
10 7 (2.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (16.47%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.65%) SpecFlow
3 28 (11.24%) Selenium
4 21 (8.43%) JIRA
5 17 (6.83%) Jenkins
5 17 (6.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (6.02%) TeamCity
7 14 (5.62%) Cucumber
8 13 (5.22%) Moq
8 13 (5.22%) XMLUnit
8 13 (5.22%) xUnit.net
9 11 (4.42%) Eclipse
10 10 (4.02%) JUnit
10 10 (4.02%) NUnit
11 9 (3.61%) Ant
11 9 (3.61%) Artifactory
11 9 (3.61%) Maven
12 7 (2.81%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.41%) CruiseControl
13 6 (2.41%) Hudson
General
1 102 (40.96%) Finance
2 30 (12.05%) Banking
3 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 19 (7.63%) Manufacturing
5 18 (7.23%) Marketing
6 17 (6.83%) Electronics
7 7 (2.81%) Advertising
7 7 (2.81%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (2.41%) Back Office
9 4 (1.61%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.61%) Legal
9 4 (1.61%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.20%) Retail
11 2 (0.80%) Law
12 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 131 (52.61%) Developer
2 60 (24.10%) Analyst
3 27 (10.84%) .NET Developer
4 23 (9.24%) Data Analyst
5 21 (8.43%) SQL Developer
6 18 (7.23%) Test Analyst
7 16 (6.43%) DBA
7 16 (6.43%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.82%) SQL Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) SQL DBA
9 11 (4.42%) CRM Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Microsoft Developer
10 10 (4.02%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.02%) Consultant
10 10 (4.02%) Data Engineer
10 10 (4.02%) SQL Data Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Backend Developer
12 8 (3.21%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (26.10%) .NET
2 48 (19.28%) HTML
3 44 (17.67%) CSS
4 36 (14.46%) XML
5 31 (12.45%) ASP.NET
6 28 (11.24%) .NET Framework
7 25 (10.04%) ASP.NET Web API
8 24 (9.64%) Node.js
9 17 (6.83%) Entity Framework
9 17 (6.83%) J2EE
10 16 (6.43%) Web Services
11 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET Core
11 13 (5.22%) Autofac
11 13 (5.22%) D3.js
11 13 (5.22%) Gherkin
11 13 (5.22%) JSON
11 13 (5.22%) Redux
11 13 (5.22%) REST
11 13 (5.22%) Spring
12 12 (4.82%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.03%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (7.63%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.81%) Fintech
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.80%) Clustering
6 2 (0.80%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Derivative
7 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.40%) NHS
7 1 (0.40%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.40%) PKI
7 1 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.02%) Unix
2 11 (4.42%) Windows
3 4 (1.61%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.27%) Test Automation
3 42 (16.87%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (14.46%) Scrum
5 30 (12.05%) MVC
6 28 (11.24%) Data Modelling
6 28 (11.24%) Unit Testing
7 22 (8.84%) Analytics
8 18 (7.23%) Microservices
8 18 (7.23%) Web Development
9 17 (6.83%) Digital Marketing
9 17 (6.83%) Programme Management
10 16 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.43%) DevOps
10 16 (6.43%) ETL
11 15 (6.02%) CRM
12 13 (5.22%) Data Analysis
12 13 (5.22%) Dependency Injection
12 13 (5.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 88 (35.34%) C#
2 54 (21.69%) JavaScript
3 32 (12.85%) T-SQL
4 22 (8.84%) Java
5 21 (8.43%) PL/SQL
6 16 (6.43%) PowerShell
6 16 (6.43%) VBA
7 15 (6.02%) Python
8 6 (2.41%) PHP
8 6 (2.41%) PROC SQL
9 5 (2.01%) C++
10 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.61%) VB
10 4 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.40%) COBOL
13 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.40%) Korn
13 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (4.82%) Degree
2 9 (3.61%) SC Cleared
2 9 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.80%) ISEB
6 1 (0.40%) CISM
6 1 (0.40%) CISSP
6 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.40%) OSCP
6 1 (0.40%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.02%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.61%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) IFRS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Docker
2 4 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) IAG
3 1 (0.40%) vSphere
3 1 (0.40%) Xen
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Oozie
2 7 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.01%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Ansible
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) Salt
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) SCOM
5 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (21.69%) Oracle
2 49 (19.68%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.63%) SAP
4 17 (6.83%) Teradata
5 6 (2.41%) Cadence
6 5 (2.01%) Cramer
6 5 (2.01%) Tableau
7 3 (1.20%) Civica
7 3 (1.20%) VMware
8 2 (0.80%) Citrix
8 2 (0.80%) Northgate
9 1 (0.40%) Apple
9 1 (0.40%) Borland
9 1 (0.40%) Capita
9 1 (0.40%) Cognos
9 1 (0.40%) Google
9 1 (0.40%) IBM
9 1 (0.40%) Informatica
9 1 (0.40%) NetApp
9 1 (0.40%) Unisys